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This is a book of music (primarily useful to guitarists) covering the material in the Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" compilation. The book features several excellent color photographs of Mark Knopfler and the band, lyrics to the songs, and music tablature for the songs. The musical transcription is excellent, and any quick glance will tell you that this is difficult material to play. Of course while some of the solos are transcribed, some of the fadeouts (obviously including the extremely long concluding soloing in "Telegraph Road") simply state "Repeat with ad lib. treatment till fade." This is generally irrelevant anyway, as only an incredibly talented guitarist could think about duplicating the solos.

Songs covered are a mixed bag of good to great, and include "Sultans of Swing," "Down to the Waterline," "Portobello Belle," "Twisting by the Pool," "Tunnel of Love," "Romeo and Juliet," "Where Do You Think You're Going?," "Walk of Life," "Private Investigations," "Telegraph Road," "Money For Nothing," and "Brothers In Arms."

This is a good book, but remember that this is very difficult material, and you will need to play it finger style. Don't feel bad if you can't make it sound exactly right; I know that I sure can't!
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